, the defense department? he's opposed to sanctions against iran. he's also opposed to war. well, if you don't believe in sanctions and you don't believe in war, what do you think we should do as it relates to stopping iran from getting the nuclear bombs? he believes that there should be much greater light distance, separation between israel and the united states. so as to make the arab countries more friendly to us. they want to kill us. they want to kill christians and jews and they say they're going to convert either voluntarily or by force. and that's been their history. so why would we want to genesis, which is really the way i feel he's acting, the only democratic state in that area that we can rely on, israel, in exchange for having the sheiks and the kings and the presidents in egypt and lebanon and syria and iraq toasting with orange juice hagel's appointment. >> in terms of the israel/palestine situation, do you think any kind of lasting peace settlement in that region can be achieved? >> yes, but not in your lifetime, not in mine. i'll tell you why. >> you don't think so? really?